5 May 2020 OPINION: Much has been said about Covid-19 community checkpoints and the police approach to dealing with them. Some of the commentary has raised fair questions, to which I wish to respond by articulating why police have proceeded as we have. Early in this crisis, the information available about the nature of the threat and its... Keep Reading
Welcome to the Multicultural Council of Wellington website. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first posting on the new Multicultural Council of Wellington's website.
This is a wonderful opportunity to keep us up to date with what is happening around Wellington, and the upcoming opportunities for participation.
This is a place where we can celebrate our achievements, reflect on our challenges, and look forward together as we work to achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan. We welcome everyone to participate in the online discussions to help us form connections, gain new ideas, and progress the well-being of our city so that it becomes a place where all people are valued and fulfil their potential.
Please share this website with your family, friends and colleagues so that it becomes a resource that is beneficial for all our communities.
Rachel Qi - President, Multicultural Council of Wellington
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Latest news and updates
This is an important message from New Zealand Police, which we think is important to our Multicultural New Zealand Community. Multicultural New Zealand will be posting media releases and statements in this website, so please come back to check for more. Statement Attributable to Police Commissioner Mike Bush These are unprecedented times... Keep Reading
There is something all New Zealanders are pausing and reflecting on this week. The tragedy that took place at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, where 51 people were killed and 49 injured by a white supremacist terrorist, is now a year old. Our country and people have moved through fear, grief, shame and outrage.The Wahine... Keep Reading
The ninth workshop in the 2019 series of comprehensive training workshops is being offered by Volunteer Wellington in partnership with Multicultural New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington to develop skills for leaders working in the voluntary sector Keep Reading
Over 80 representatives from Regional Multicultural Councils (RMCs) representing at least 60 different ethnic communities in Aotearoa joined iwi at the Huarahi Hou Hui at Waiwhetu on June 29. Launched in 2018, Huarahi Hou means ‘new beginning, new direction or new pathway.’ For MNZ the strategy provides a pathway for multicultural... Keep Reading
The national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place at 1.30pm on Thursday 17 October 2019. ShakeOut drills are held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake – Drop, Cover and Hold. Keep Reading
Multicultural NZ is delighted to congratulate former Gisborne Mayor, Meng Foon, who has been appointed as New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner. Keep Reading
The Community Dinner Awards Gala are taking place on Sat 29th June 2019 in Wellington. This a night of awards to individuals and organisations in recognition & celebration of the extraordinary bravery, selflessness and compassionate response to members of the community during and in the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks. Join us for a... Keep Reading
Migrant Action Trust hosted a Community Hui on 9 March 2019 to enable community members to prepare for submission on Government’s proposed changes to employer-assisted work visas. The hui was attended by around 50 community members from different ethnic groups. Licensed immigration advisers Hyra Evangelista and Maricel Weischede presented... Keep Reading
New Zealand’s review took place at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21 January 2019. 77 countries made a total of 194 recommendations to New Zealand on further steps it can take to improve our human rights situation. The recommendations are included in the attached draft report of the Human Rights Council. The... Keep Reading
A new learning programme – created to enhance the wellbeing of ethnic women in New Zealand, will soon be piloted by coordinators of Regional Multicultural Centres RMC’s in Waitaki, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay, and in Auckland; Belong Aotearoa and Waitakere Ethnic Board. The free programme, is an on-line learning resource, women can work... Keep Reading
The Wellington Race Unity Hui brought together high school students, young professionals and university students and youth representatives of multicultural councils to discuss how we can build race unity in Aotearoa. The day started with a welcome and karakia by representatives of Te Atiawa, the local iwi, and opening comments from Tribhuvan... Keep Reading
The Importance of Culture, Identity and Social Connectedness to Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Treaty of Waitangi, as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, provides a framework to strive for racial equity, partnership, kindness and fairness. We have made major gains in getting along with each other compared to other OECD, Commonwealth and francophone countries. Notwithstanding, we still have a long way to go in achieving... Keep Reading
Race Relations Day on Thursday 21 March provides an opportunity to celebrate and experience many of New Zealand’s more than 200 ethnic communities, says Pancha Narayanan, National President of Multicultural New Zealand. March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which is observed globally to remember... Keep Reading
Multicultural New Zealand
The Race Unity Speech Awards are held each year in support of Race Relations Day. MNZ has been a partner of the Awards for many years. The Speech Awards are a platform for senior high school students to express their ideas on how we can improve race relations in Aotearoa. The organisers of the Speech Awards are keen to collaborate more with... Keep Reading